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canon’s new Eos R
I don’t know what to make of the new Canon EOS R. Reviews have concentrated on the advances in technology and reduction in weight it embodies, but what worries me is the long term and cost of ownership of any Canon. Okay, Canon is bundling an EOS R adapter with the new bodies to allow EF and EF-S lenses, lovingly acquired over the last 30 years, to be compatible. It’s also launched a range of four new RF mount lenses with another 18 in the works, but it won’t release its product road map yet. Has Canon employed new lens designers, or reassigned some of its existing EF team and said “go play?” I suspect the latter, and if that’s true, is this the beginning of the end for EF/EF-S lenses? Although EF/EF-S lenses will fit the EOS R via the adapter, will it be physically possible for RF lenses to work with old EOS bodies for the next 30 years? Dave Taskis, Hornchurch, Essex
What are your thoughts on Canon’s new full-frame mirrorless EOS R?